Welcome to FLAND,

the Foreign Language Association of North Dakota

Here you can find information about FLAND, the AATs, collaborate with other teachers, and stay connected. Membership to FLAND offers two annual conferences, a subscription to FLAND News, opportunities to attend regional and national conference as North Dakota's delegate, a chance to collaborate with teachers from around the state, and the ability to invest in meaningful professional development.

FLAND supports JNCL-NCLIS. JNCL-NCLIS supports foreign languages at the national level in Washington D.C.  If you would like to support these groups with FLAND and get involved in your professional development, please join us at our next conference. You may also join sooner by clicking the membership link and sending in your application and dues.



Congratulations to Laine Martinez, 2023's

Graciela Wilborn North Dakota Foreign Language

Teacher of the Year Award recipient

Angela Harmon is a long-time member of FLAND and is just finishing up her Master's Degree. She teaches Spanish at Mandan High School and this topic affects her directly. 


Many of our FLAND members were also part of the team that revised/rewrote the states Foreign Language Standards, now the Indigenous and World Language Standards. Check out the new standards here.  


 Important Dates

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September 1: Deadline for FLAND News articles

November: ACTFL

December1: Deadline for FLAND News articles

March - first week: National Foreign Language Week


May 1: Deadline for ND FL TOY nominations

May 1: Deadline for Pro Lingua Award nominations

May 1: Deadline for Sr. Helen Kilzer Lifetime Service Award nominations

July 1: Herb Boswau Memorial Scholarship Application Due

October 1: Barb Beach Foreign Study Abroad Scholarship Application Due


March 11-13, 2021 Conference in Chicago, IL (online)

March 3-5, 2022 Conference in Kansas City, MO (virtual)

March 9-11, 2023 Conference in Columbus, OH

March 14-16, 2024 Conference in Minneapolis, MN

March 13-15, 2025 Conference in Kansas City, MO

March 12-14, 2026 Conference in Chicago, IL


November 20-22, 2020 Convention in San Antonio, TX (online)

November 19-21, 2021 Convention in San Diego, CA

November 18-20, 2022 Convention in Boston, MA

November 17-19, 2023 Convention in Chicago, IL

November 22-24, 2024 Convention in Philadelphia, PA

November 21-23, 2025 Convention in New Orleans, LA

Want to hear from one of our former and longtime members? Wynona Wilkins was interviewed for the 50th Anniversary. Check out this wonderful woman!

What an amazing 50th Anniversary Conference that was!

Photo taken at the Banquet. Picture includes current and former FLAND members

Update us with your mailing address and contact information! Want to join the listserv to get important updates? Write to Martina Dvorak or Sandy Meidinger

Get your membership dues paid now!